Design Within Reach
Design Within Reach, founded by Rob Forbes in 1998, was born out of inspiration he found in London. Forbes was inspired by Eames, Le Corbusier and other designers that he considered "out of reach" to the average home dweller, as anyone who wanted these brands had to have some sort of connection with the designers, or the will to wait months and months for delivery, thus making them "out of reach" to most consumers. The brand came to be, giving furniture shoppers gorgeous European furniture designs and furniture they could actually buy.
These furniture designs are icons from designers such as Herman Miller, Vitra and Emeco. When you hear design within reach, always think authentic, genuine, and never replica furniture.
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So, what are some of these iconic furniture designs and pieces we're referring to? Think the Eames lounge chair by Charles and Ray Eames (seriously everyone is obsessed over this living room furniture piece!!).Other icons include the Noguchi table, designed by Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller, the 111 Navy chair designed by Emeco, and the Tolix Marais Chair designed by Xavier Pauchard for Tolix. With this furniture brand you're getting luxury, history, and iconic pieces.
A few other furniture pieces from Design Within Reach that we think you should check out are the Line Media Console by Nathan Yong, and the classic Eames Plastic Dowel-Leg chair. The line collection in particular is stunning, and also comes in a Walnut Line Credenza, Walnut Line Bar, and more due to the overwhelming popularity of the collection.
The Nelson Thin Edge collection is also overwhelmingly popular when it comes to Design Within Reach, and thus the brand has expanded this collection to include the Nelson Thin Edge four-drawer chest, the Nelson Thin Edge cabinet, the Thin Edge Buffet and more.
As far as rooms to decorate, we think Design Within Reach furniture offers great pieces for every room, but particularly best serves for living room furniture and offices. Even though Design Within Reach shines for these rooms, they offer a ton of great home decor pieces like rugs, lighting, storage and other home accessories. A few standouts from design within reach living room furniture include the Leather Flight Recliner, the Bantam Arm Chair, and the Flight Leather Recliner. Not in the market for a chair? We also recommend the bay sleeper sofa, camber sofa and the neo right chaise sectional sofa. If you want a few other sofa options to check out, we recommend the Boy Sleeper Sofa, the Twilight Sleeper Sofa, Soto Sleeper Sofa (all great for hosting guests) or the American Leather Sofa. To compliment your sofa or accent chair choice, we recommend hands down the classic, glass infinity coffee table. This is a design within reach favorite that cannot be overlooked. Another great coffee table option is the teak coffee table!
If you’re looking to add some Design Within Reach to your kitchen, the Ezra bar stools and LEM Pison stools are both great additions as well. The Era dining chairs and salt dining chairs are also classic pieces that are great for any dining room! If you're looking to upgrade your dining table, one of greatest features from design within reach is their extension dining table. You can expand the dining table for parties and entertaining, and then collapse the table when you want to save space!
Finally, when furnishing the design within reach bedroom, the Matera king storage bed cannot be ignored. Sporting sleek, clean lines, the brand stays subtle but fun with pops of colors and clean lines.